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April Taylor will be discussing water issues regarding climate change at East Central University 7 p.m. June 22. The lecture will be held in the in the Estep Multimedia Center located in the Bill S. Cole University Center. The title of her talk is “Heavy Rainfall, Flooding Events, and Climate Change: Opportunities to Include Climate into Plans.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Taylor is Tribal Liaison to the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center and Sustainability Scientist at the Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce. The Center leads culturally appropriate trainings for tribal professionals and provides technical assistance for tribal professionals for climate adaptation planning. Taylor received her masters degree in Earth and Environmental Resource Management from the University of South Carolina and is a licensed Graphical Information Systems Professional (GISP).

Taylor is speaking in conjunction with the Water and Climate Change class through the Water Resource Policy and Management Master of Science degree program at ECU. Students in this class are learning about climate change and indigenous approaches to managing it.

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